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Community and Senior Service Centers

Altadena Senior Center
560 E. Mariposa St., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 798-0505


Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 398-6174

Antelope Valley Senior Center
777 Jackman St., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 726-4400


Asian Service Center
14112 Kingsley Dr., Gardena 90249
Phone (310) 217-7300

Centro Maravilla Service Center
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2805

East Los Angeles Service Center
133 N. Sunol Dr., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 260-2808


East Rancho Dominguez Service Center
4513 E. Compton Blvd., Compton 90221
Phone (310) 603-7401

Florence/Firestone Service Center
7807 S. Compton Ave., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 586-6501

Los Nietos Senior Center
11640 E. Slauson Ave., Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 669-2040

San Fernando Valley Service Center
7555 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys 91405
Phone (818) 901-3501


San Gabriel Valley Service Center

1441 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte 91733
Phone (626) 575-5431


San Pedro Service Center
769 W. Third St., San Pedro 90731
Phone (310) 519-6091

Santa Clarita Valley Service Center
24271 S. Main St., Newhall 91321
Phone (661) 254-0070


Willowbrook Senior Center

12915 Jarvis St., Los Angeles 90061
Phone (310) 603-3358

 

Community and Senior Services

3175 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2600
Website: css.lacounty.gov

Provides comprehensive human services in partnership with community leaders, business and private agencies. Assists residents to self sufficiency, strengthens and promotes the independence of older persons, provides employment and training, protects elderly and dependent adult victims of abuse and neglect, supports and strengthen communities impacted by hate violence, fosters positive intergroup relations to promote an informed inclusive society, and provides a neutral and impartial forum for the resolution of issues and problems involving the Sheriff’s Department and Office of Public Safety.

PUBLIC INFORMATION
Information and Assistance.......................................... (800) 510-2020
Employment and Training............................................. (888) 226-6300
General Information...................................................... (213) 738-2600
Adult Protective Services............................................. (213) 351-5401
After - Hour Elder Abuse Hotline................................. (877) 477-3646
Senior Employment Services........................................ (213) 738-2631

EXECUTIVE OFFICES
Director
(213) 637-0798

Chief Deputy
(213) 738-2617

Assistant Director
Administrative Services Branch
(213) 738-2273
Fax: (213) 487-0379

Assistant Director
Workforce and Community Services Branch
(213) 738-3175
Fax: (213) 487-0379

Assistant Director
Aging and Adult Services Branch
(213) 738-2645
Fax: (213) 365-8649

Workforce Investment Board
(213) 738-2593

Community Services Resource Corporation
(213) 738-2749

Dispute Resolution Services
(213) 738-2621

Area Agency on Aging
Director....................................................................... (213) 738-2645
Planning and Program Development Section................. (213) 738-2655
Senior Information and Assistance Hotline................... (213) 738-4004
(800) 510-2020
or (800) 243-8081
Service Integration & Senior Employment...................... (213) 738-2676

SERVICE CENTERS ADMINISTRATION
3175 W. 6th St., Rm. 306, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4913
Fax: (213) 384-4523

 

Community Development Commission

2 Coral Circle, Monterey Park 91755
Phone (323) 890-7001
Website: lacdc.org

Administers the County's housing and community development programs, including various economic development, business revitalization and community redevelopment programs, and federal grant and loan funds. Operates a Countywide housing program for low-income persons, making available more than approximately 3,000 public and other affordable housing rental units, and offering the Section 8 rent subsidy program to qualified low-income individuals in the unincorporated areas and 62 cities. Makes available to 47 cities and unincorporated areas financing for community improvements using federal Community Development Block Grant funds. Through partnerships with non-profit and for-profit developers, provides financing and technical assistance to build affordable housing. Offers rehabilitation grant and loan programs to help low-income homeowners improve their properties, and provides financial assistance for first-time homebuyers through a variety of programs.

Public Housing -
To obtain program information or register for the wait list, visit www.hacola.org, or call (562) 347-HOME, or (800) 731-4663, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Section 8 Programs -
To obtain program information or register for the wait list, visit www.hacola.org, or call (562) 347-HOME, or (800) 731-4663, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Economic Development Programs -
Phone (323) 890-7204

Housing Rehabilitation Grants and Loans Programs-
Phone (323) 890-7239

Community Development Block Grant Program -
Phone (323) 890-7220

Homeownership Programs -
Phone (323) 890-7248

Sound Insulation Program -
Phone (323) 838-5033

Development of Affordable Single and Multifamily Housing -
Phone (323) 890-7235

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing -
To obtain information on locating resources for affordable, special needs or emergency housing, please visit http://housing.lacounty.gov, or call (877) 428-8844 or 211, the County’s Info Line.

 

Commuter Bus Service Programs

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968

Serves as County liaison with the agencies that provide the commuter bus services from the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley into the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Composting

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3565
Website: http://888CleanLA.com or http://smartgardening.com

Conservatorship

(See Public Guardian)

Consumer Affairs, Department of

Rm. B-96, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Website: http://dca.lacounty.gov
E-mail: dca@dca.lacounty.gov

Phones:
(800) 593-8222 Consumer Protection Services (Toll-Free Within the County of Los Angeles)
(213) 974-1452 Consumer Protection Services
(213) 974-9759 Small Claims Advisor Services
(800) 973-3370 Real Estate Fraud and Homeowner Assistance Program
(213) 974-0825 Dispute Settlement Services
(213) 974-9740 Volunteer and Internship Program
(213) 974-9778 Senior Abuse and Fraud Protection Program
(213) 626-0913 TTY
(213) 974-9750 Public Information and Community Outreach

Consumer Protection Services

Investigates and mediates complaints of unethical and deceptive business practices in such areas as retail sales, credit, automobiles, landlord tenant, identity theft and other consumer problems. Provides counseling and referrals. Services are available in-person, by phone, or e-mail. Free.

Identity Theft Unit

Helps consumers restore their good names and credit, counsels consumers and businesses on how to reduce the risk of identity theft, and investigates cases for referral to prosecuting agencies. Makes presentations to consumer groups and businesses on how to reduce the risk of becoming victims of identity theft.

Small Claims Advisor Services

Counsels and provides information on small claims court matters to litigants and potential litigants, including getting cases started, serving court papers, preparing for court, and collecting and paying a judgment.

Real Estate Fraud and Homeowner Assistance Program

Serves as the central reporting agency for real estate fraud. Investigates complaints and provides counseling and referrals. Provides help to homeowners with problems concerning home purchase or sale, refinancing, contractors, real estate fraud, foreclosure, and undeveloped land sales.

Dispute Settlement Services (Mediation)

Helps resolve disputes with neighbors, businesses, and others without going to court. Mediators are trained to be neutral and unbiased.

Senior Abuse and Fraud Protection Services

Investigates cases of financial fraud and abuse against seniors. Conducts monthly “Smarter Senior Forums” to educate the public about elder abuse, independence and safety at home, fraud, scams and identity theft.

Branch Offices

Provides branch offices conveniently throughout the County. Accepts consumer complaints and provides counseling and referrals.

Volunteer and Internship Program

Provides rewarding opportunities for volunteers and interns to work with consumer affairs professionals. Volunteers and interns assist staff with consumer counseling, mediation, investigations, and special projects. This program may qualify for high school and college class credit.

Public Information and Community Outreach

Participates in community fairs and events, and distributes educational brochures on a variety of consumer topics. Makes presentations to community organizations, agencies, and other interested groups.

Contracting

Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-3101

Provides expertise and leadership for the development of contracts and compliance with County contracting policies and procedures.

Vendors are asked to register online and list the types of commodities or services for which they are interested in submitting bids to the County. The address is camisvr.co.la.ca.us/webven

For information on currently open solicitations for bids to provide services to the County, check the following website: camisvr.co.la.ca.us/lacobids/

Other useful websites are the Doing Business with Us at lacounty.info/doing_business/main_db.htm and the Los Angeles County Office of Small Business at laosb.org

Convalescent Homes

Cooperative Extension

4800 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2267
Fax: (323) 260-5208
Website: celosangeles.ucdavis.edu

Provides free or low-cost educational programs for residents of Los Angeles County in locations convenient for the community. Staff and volunteers provide and encourage the use of current research-based information in nutrition, family and consumer science, youth development, gardening, commercial horticulture, agriculture and natural resources. Coordinates the 4-H Youth Development Program, the Master Gardener Program, the Farm Advisor, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Network for a Healthy California Latino and Power Play Campaigns for Los Angeles County residents. Provided through a partnership of the County of Los Angeles, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of California, dating back to 1914.

Antelope Valley Office -
2323 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. B
Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 575-1511
Fax: (661) 266-1874

Coroner, Department of

1104 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0512 Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(24 hour) (323) 343-0714
Website: coroner.lacounty.gov

Inquires into and determines the cause, manner and circumstances of death in all unnatural, suspicious, unusual, violent, sudden and unattended deaths. The cause of death is determined by investigation, post mortem examination and laboratory testing. The department is also responsible for correctly identifying the deceased, notifying the legal next of kin, and making proper disposition of remains.

Gift Shop:
"Skeletons in the Closet"
1104 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0760
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
Website: coroner.lacounty.gov

Coroner memorabilia (T-shirts, mugs, tote bags, personalized toe-tag key chains, beach towels, etc.)

County Charter

The County Charter can be accessed on the Internet at http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/charter.pdf. The citizens of Los Angeles County approved the Charter in 1913 to provide greater freedom of governance within the framework of state law. There have been a number of voter-approved amendments throughout the years.

County Clerk

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Website: http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

Marriage License/Marriage Ceremonies - Room 1002
Phone (562) 462-2137

Business Filings and Registrations, Room 2001
Phone (562) 462-2177

Notary Filings - Room 2001
Phone (562) 462-2177

County Code

Website: http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/lacounty/

Contains most of the administrative and regulatory ordinances adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. It can be accessed on the Internet.

County Counsel

Rm. 648, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1811
Website: http://counsel.lacounty.gov

Acts as the legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, County officers and departments, special districts and certain other public agencies, such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.  Works to protect the County from loss and risk associated with its day-to-day operations. 

Advises on the law as it applies to County operations; drafts legal documents, represents the County in civil actions and dependency court cases, and serves as issuer's counsel on funding issues.

Also assists in presenting the County's position in the state Legislature and before state and federal regulatory agencies and administrative hearing boards.

County Morgue

County Veterans Services Office

Court Records

Copies  of recent court documents - including orders regarding dissolutions of marriage  and judgments of dissolutions, probate, name changes, criminal and civil cases  – may be available at the headquarters courthouse in the judicial district  where the case was handled.  Conduct case research online at www.lasuperiorcourt.org to determine where the case was heard. If the case concluded more than five  years ago, records are likely at the Archives and Records Center,  222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012.  (No phone orders are accepted).

Some  post-1999 civil case documents for cases heard at Stanley Mosk Courthouse may  be found online at www.lasuperiorcourt.org/Online/CivilImages, where they can  be purchased and downloaded.

In  the Central District, visit or write the certification section in Rm. 112 at  the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111    N. Hill St., Los Angeles  or call (213) 974-5192 for information.  (No phone orders will be  accepted.)

Ordering  case documents requires a case number. To search for a civil case number,  provide the names of the parties and the year the case was filed to civil index  staff members. If the civil case was filed in 1965 or earlier, call the civil  index clerk at (213) 974-1378.  For civil cases filed after 1965, call the  civil index clerk at (213) 974-5171.  (An in-person index fee for civil  searches costs $15 per name if a search takes more than 10 minutes.)

Criminal case index searches for criminal cases  filed before 1956 are performed at the Archives and Records Center,  222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012;  criminal cases filed 1957 and later are indexed at the Criminal Justice   Center, 210 W. Temple St.,  Rm. M-6, Los Angeles  90012.   (California law allows misdemeanor case  records to be destroyed five years after their disposition.)

 --Purchase  case document copies in person at the Archives and Records Center,  222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, except holidays.  Phone (213)  974-1196.
--Mail  requests for case documents to Archives and Records Center,  222 N. Hill St.,  Rm. 212, Los Angeles, CA 90012.   Enclose a check, payable to the Los Angeles Superior Court, to cover the  copying cost of documents, which is 50 cents per page and a certification fee  of $15 per document.  If the document is a final judgment of divorce, add  $15 for the certification fee.  If the copies are for official use in  another country, there is an additional $20 exemplification fee. If you do not  know the number of pages or the cost for copies, write below the long dollar  line on your check the phrase: “Not to exceed $30.”  The clerk processing  the order will fill in the actual amount and return a receipt with the  copies.  Please enclose a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope.   Allow 45 working days for processing.
--Divorce records may be ordered online at www.lasuperiourt.org. 

Court Records, Civil Cases

Superior  Court
Website:  lasuperiorcourt.org
  
Allows unlimited downloading from the court’s  website of civil records in lawsuits greater than $25,000 filed at Stanley Mosk  Courthouse in Los Angeles.  The public may search for documents filed  since 1997 by either a case number or a party name.

Court Records, Criminal Defendants, Index of

Superior Court
Website: https://lasuperiorcourt.org/OnlineServices/criminalindex/index.asp

Allows the public, for a fee, to access an index of defendants in criminal cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court via the Internet. Provides a list of case numbers and filing dates related to the party/company name submitted. If available, counts, current charges, disposition and disposition dates will be included. The site is updated daily.